Arthritis in cats - symptoms and treatment


Bone deterioration in cats is quite common, especially in mobile cats. Arthritis restricts the cat’s movement, and it becomes restricted in movement. It is difficult to recognize arthritis, and it often becomes a big problem for owners.

Arthritis in cats. What is it?

Two bones come together in a joint, and the inflammation in that area is called arthritis. Cartilage and bone breakdown occurs. This destruction promotes friction between the bones, which causes severe pain and inflammation.

Symptoms of arthritis in cats

  • lameness;
  • tension in the joints;
  • reluctance to jump;
  • reluctance ;
  • frequent sleep;
  • apathy;
  • refusal of the litter box;
  • unwillingness to care for hair;
  • swollen or enlarged joints;
  • lack of appetite;
  • loss of muscle mass.

Types of arthritis in cats

Traumatic arthritis is arthritis caused by trauma. After a serious cat injury lameness and pain may remain.

Osteoarthritis is a disease mainly of older cats.

Osteoarthritis often affects the elbow and shoulder joints. Joint and tendon wear and tear is not uncommon in older cats, just like in humans.

Not only older cats, but also obese cats are threatened by joint wear and tear. Obese cats wear out their joints faster, so feed your cat in a balanced way.

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Treatment of arthritis in cats

Arthritis in cats is an incurable disease. Treatment can only relieve pain and inflammation. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are prescribed for arthritis. Glucosamine and chondroitin promote the formation of cartilage tissue and reduce the release of enzymes in the joints that contribute to the destruction of cartilage.

In any case, be sure to consult a veterinarian and never give medications designed for humans